January 7, 2023, 12:50 – Public News Service – OSN

The Church is obliged to do everything so that the united people of Russians and Ukrainians do not become enemies, said Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Rus’. According to the patriarch, Russiansand Ukrainians left the Kyiv Baptismal font.

“This immensity – it has always caused fear, envy among others, and therefore, since ancient times, external forces have worked to divide this people, pull apart, and even push one part against another,” Patriarch Kirill voiced the historical aspects on the air “Russia 1”.

In Kyiv, they are now trying to divide people with the help of a civilizational premise so that in the eyes of Ukrainians Russia becomes an enemy and vice versa.

Earlier, the chairman of the synodal department for relations between the church, society and the media of the Moscow Patriarchate, Vladimir Legoyda, said that the state supported peacekeeping spirit ROC. Legoyda emphasized that a full-fledged truce is possible only with good will on both sides.